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Incentives to Boost Apprenticeships in WA

There are incentives aimed at attracting young people to WA’s largest industry – construction. The Construction Training Fund (CTF) was established by an Act of Parliament in 1990 to support the training of people in the building and construction industry

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Tradies and Apprentices Need Mandatory Asbestos Training – Union

The construction union has called for mandatory national training training on asbestos for apprentices and tradies following the release of a study that showed that most tradespeople cannot identify asbestos in the workplace. The study, conducted by Curtin University researchers

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Man Faces Fraud Charges for Selling White Cards

Preying upon people looking for work in the construction industry, a Sydney man is now facing fraud charges for fraudulently selling white cards. The 37 year old man from Sydney has sold some 400 white cards to his clients, marketing

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WA Flooring Installer Fined for Apprentice Injury

A Western Australian flooring installer has landed in hot water after a labor hire apprentice was injured while using an unguarded saw on a worksite. The incident is a reminder of the vulnerability of young, inexperienced workers on high risk

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Queensland Industrial Relations Law Under Review

An independent reference group will be conducting a review of industrial relations law with the aim of making laws fairer, treasurer and industrial relations minister Curtis Pitt stated recently.  As one of the government’s main election commitments, restoring fairness to Queensland

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Construction Video – Bizarre Fails

It’s hard to believe that any of the construction fails depicted in this video are true, they are all so unbelievable. One important lesson the fails do teach us, no matter how unreal, is the harsh consequences even one wrong

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WorkSafe Queensland Addresses Young Worker Safety in Webinar

A webinar from WorkSafe Queensland aims to help employers keep their young workers safe, because as they highlight this sector of the workforce is particularly vulnerable when it comes to workplace injuries and illness. For more watch the video below

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White Card Update: Worker Falls to His Death – Company Receives Maximum Fine

Construction company, John Holland received a maximum fine after a worker well over 10 meters after stepping on an unsecured grid mesh which resulted in his death. The company had ignored 2 previous incidents which resulted in workers being injured.

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